Malungay/Moringa plant is beginning to gain more popularity as a new “superfood” for its highly nutritious profile and powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and tissue-protective properties.
Malungay plant has been praised as a MIRACLE TREE for the good health benefits for thousands of years, as it is a treatment and prevention for almost 300 diseases.
It is a fast-growing tree that originates from South Asia.
The leaves, bark, flowers, fruit, seeds, and root are used to make medicine. It is very rich in healthy antioxidants and bio-active plant compounds.
When it comes to digestive values, moringa is rich in fiber and it is said that it works as a mop in your intestines and cleanses any excess waste left over from a greasy diet.
We also need to mention moringa’s high isothiocyanates content, which makes it powerful antibiotic and highly efficient in eliminating the Helicobacter pylori from your body, a bacterium known to cause gastritis, ulcers and gastric cancer.
The seed of this tree is even found to purify the water, and it does even better than most of the conventional synthetic materials that are being used nowadays.
The leaves of Moringa are abundant in vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids and much more ingredients.
In 100 grams of dry moringa leaves there is:
9 times more protein than in yogurt
10 times more vitamin A than in carrots
15 times more potassium than in bananas
17 times more calcium than in milk
12 times more vitamin C than in oranges
25 times more iron than in spinach
Moringa leaves also contain plenty of antioxidants, such as quercetin, vitamin C, chlorogenic acid and beta-carotene. The chlorogenic acid is known to slow down the absorption process of sugar in the cells. Studies conducted on animals have shown that the levels of blood sugar in the animal’s organism have been reduced.
A study was conducted on women as well and it was found that those women who take seven grams of moringa leaf powder per day for a period of three months had decreased levels of fasting blood sugar by 13.5 percent.
Other studies have discovered that moringa leaves also have anti-tumor and anti-cancer effects, which is a result of the presence of a compound called niaziminin. Preliminary testing also reveals an activity against the Epstein-Barr virus. Some ingredients in the leaves of moringa also help in the regulation of the thyroid function, especially when it comes to hyper-active thyroid. Another study has found some evidence of antiviral activity of moringa in cases of Herpes simplex 1.
Even though it is widely cultivated throughout Africa, Asia, Central America and the Caribbean, the biggest Moringa crop in the world is placed in India, the country where it grows natively. According to some data, moringa might be the reason for the stunningly low death rate from pancreatic cancer in India, which is 84 percent lower than the one in the United States.
There are even more plants which are part of some traditional medicinal systems of many cultures that have numerous benefits and uses that still need to be discovered and examined. Moringa oleifera itself was unknown to the wider market about ten years ago, and it gains greater popularity thanks to its multiple health benefits and nutritional values as a food.
Moringa is a highly beneficial plant medicine that deserves a place in everyone’s home pharmacy.
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